South West News

Hi my name is Steve Baker and many years ago Carole my wife and I spoke about becoming foster carers but unfortunately we ran our own business and the time never seemed to be right. In 2013 things changed and we went through the Fostering process and became Foster carers in 2014. In 2017 I contacted Route1 independent visitors to find out how to become a volunteer for a young person, I attended the training which was 45 hours in total and this was held in Frome, whilst i was doing the training i felt that all the courses we had...

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'Our First Year with Capstone' A story from Capstone Devon carers - We are 7 weeks from being approved at panel. I am beginning to wonder if we will ever ‘start’ our fostering journey. And then on the way back from a weekend away we pick up a message on the phone. We have been out of signal. There is an emergency need. We discuss and ring back. We offer our spare bed. For us this feels easier than reading a profile. There are no complications to interpret, worry about and plan for. There is just a need, and space...

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Alison from Capstone South West is running the Sierra Leone Marathon in May for Street Child. She is hoping to raise over £1000! Click here for Ali's sponsor page. Here's her story in her own words! I am turning 40 this year and wanted to complete my first marathon somewhere special! When I read about Street Child, I knew that I had found something special. I was inspired by the work of Street Child and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in the Sierra Leone Marathon 2018. The money raised on my page will...

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